Sustainable Construction Solutions was set up in 2014 by Charlie Law, who has over 30 years of problem solving experience in the construction industry, covering cost and construction management, as well as sustainability.
From our base in North West London, we operate nationwide to assist organisations in realising their sustainability objectives, and firmly believe that the three pillars of sustainability – Environmental, Social, and Economic – must be equally balanced to succeed. We therefore ensure all our solutions are designed to enable them to be embedded cost effectively into day to day business.
We can advise on a full range of construction sustainability areas, and specialise in moving organisations towards a circular economy business model, along with ensuring the responsible sourcing of materials and resource efficiency.
Who We Work With
We have worked with the following organisations:
- Building Research Establishment (BRE)
Help with the development of their SMARTWaste based SmartER online sustainability impact monitoring system.
- BAM Construct UK Ltd
Development of ISO14001 management systems, and associated circular economy, responsible sourcing and resource efficiency strategies. Development of BAM SMaRT monitoring system.
Writing of sustainability guidance documents, including the rewriting of the Environmental Good Practice on Site Pocket Guide.
- CIWM C&D Waste Forum / NFDC
Working with the Wood Recyclers Association and EA testing waste wood to identify hazardous treatments and development of a Waste Wood Disposal Guide for the Construction and Demolition Industry.
- Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI)
Production of CTI Environmental Report, including research into the benefits of using timber and wood based products, chain of custody standards, and EUTR.
Development of sustainability strategy as chair of the sustainability working group, and author of the CO2e and Waste Measurement Protocol documents.
- Green Construction Board
Development of UK construction waste benchmark methodology along with annual measurement, and industry action plans.
- Grown in Britain
Project management of the Woodstock research project, as well as advice on construction strategy and engaging with clients, designers and contractors to encourage the use of more home grown timber.
- Kier Group
Project management of SMARTWaste upgrades and training to achieve third party assurance of waste data. Also developing responsible sourcing and resource efficiency strategies.
Authoring of updated environmental management system and responsible sourcing strategy.
- Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
Development and delivery of timber certification CPD module as well as strategy advice on achieving more inclusive timber certification in the construction industry.
Development of Circular Economy strategy, including streamlining logistics for returned product.
- Supply Chain Sustainability School
Development of Circular Economy and Timber Certification e-learning modules and delivery of Circular Economy and Timber Certification Workshops.
- Timber Research and Development Association
Advice on moving the timber industry forward and engaging new members, including contractors and designers.
- Timber Trade Federation
Independent chair of the TTF Panel Products Review, looking to improve the customer’s experience of using panel products.
- UK Contractors Group
Development of UKCG strategy as part of the environment leadership group, as well as driving change in the industry as chair of the waste working group.